The Hobbit Soundtrack Hits the Web, Listen to it Right Here

The Hobbit Soundtrack Hits the Web, Listen to it Right Here

Dive ears-first into Peter Jackson's upcoming adventure.

The first film in The Hobbit trilogy is fast approaching, and fans of J.R.R. Tolkiens fantastical universe are eagerly awaiting its December 14 release. But if you simply can't wait the additional weeks for your first taste of An Unexpected Journey, you can now listen to the entire soundtrack online.

The player above contains the full score, lasting a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you like what you hear, you can purchase all 26 tracks on either Amazon or iTunes. Below you'll find the track list (the embedded player will also list each track as it is played), but fair warning, the names contain important places and events that could potentially spoil some secrets. If you'd rather just listen, click play and avert your eyes now!

For those of you still reading, here are all 26 tracks:

Disc 1:
My Dear Frodo
Old Friends
An Unexpected Party
Axe or Sword?
Misty Mountains performed by Richard Armitage and The Dwarf Cast
The Adventure Begins
The World is Ahead
An Ancient Enemy
Radagast the Brown
Roast Mutton
A Troll-hoard
The Hill of Sorcery
Warg-scouts

Disc 2:
The Hidden Valley
Moon Runes
The Defiler
The White Council
Over Hill
A Thunder Battle
Under Hill
Riddles in the Dark
Brass Buttons
Out of the Frying-Pan
A Good Omen
Song of the Lonely Mountain performed by Neil Finn
Dreaming of Bag End

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A number of these track names are the same as chapter names in the book. Was the LotR soundtrack the same way?

On that note, I should probably buy the LotR soundtrack. I loved that music. But I'll give this a listen for now.

P.S. Thanks

I may buy this thing once I've seen the film, I'm worried the music might ruin some of the epic moments.

less than one month people! (Plus I'm seeing it a day before the UK release)

I'll just wait until The DVD comes out, collector's edition of course.

Well, that list confirms where the movie ends in relation to the book (just after the Worg attack/eagle rescue).

P.S. I assume they can see Lonely Mountain from the Eyrie - thereby explaining the last couple of pieces.

Non-gaming news ftw, I am glad you did this article, as I have been looking for one of the songs used in the trailers, but couldn't find it.

It's good to find out that it's now released.

EDIT: As the poster after me said. You cannot actually get it yet, so you might want to edit the article. -_-

Correction: You can't actually get the soundtrack yet. You can only pre-order it.

Hmmm... seems strange that they'd have a piece named 'The White Council' so soon after 'Moon Runes' when in the book, Gandalf didn't bugger off to join the White Council until after the whole Goblins/Eagles/Beorn escapade.

Yes, I am a big Tolkien nerd. And yes, I'm petrified that Peter Jackson is going to needlessly fuck around with story elements to make the story more 'Hollywood'. He nearly put a sword duel between Aragorn and Sauron at the end of ROTK to make it more 'emotional', and he damned well murdered Smeagol, Sam, Faramir and Frodo's characterisation.

Grumble grumble bloody kids don't know the value of a good fantasy story grumble grumble no respect for the classics grumble grumble...

Like it so far, I'm 20 mins or so in. Is there a direct link to the music somewhere? can't seem to find it beyond the "buy here" stuff.

rofltehcat:
Like it so far, I'm 20 mins or so in. Is there a direct link to the music somewhere? can't seem to find it beyond the "buy here" stuff.

Yeah me too I kinda just want to listen to a few of the songs and not have to sift through all of it.

Not That I dislike this, this is awesome and thank you guys so much for posting this music, sounds great so far.

I have to PAY to listen to music?

MikeWehner:
Fair warning, the names contain important places and events that could potentially spoil some secrets. If you'd rather just listen, click play and avert your eyes now!

Spoiler alert for a movie based on a book published 75 years ago? Okay, sure, why not.

Definitely looking forward to this movie, and this is the perfect teaser. Howard Shore's work is always stellar, and this is no exception!

Eleima:

MikeWehner:
Fair warning, the names contain important places and events that could potentially spoil some secrets. If you'd rather just listen, click play and avert your eyes now!

Spoiler alert for a movie based on a book published 75 years ago? Okay, sure, why not.

Definitely looking forward to this movie, and this is the perfect teaser. Howard Shore's work is always stellar, and this is no exception!

Why not post a spoiler alert for something that can be relevant and entertaining across several generations? :P

man, as a listener to only movie music and gaming music (and a few classical) i am SO happy that the world has finally started making soundtracks for people too listen to. this stuff was impossible to find without stealing it years ago :)

best has to go too Hans Zimmer!

Quite a few songs were way too similar to songs from LOTR series soundtrack, most were mediocre at best with only a handful of highlights. They may of course fit the movie itself really well.

 

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